Archive for January 2019

Alternatives to the Randomized Controlled Trial

ProofPilot’s goal is to “democratize” techniques that determine “what works to improve lives.” Here are alternatives to the randomized controlled trial that are better suited to your research question, a better place to start and easier to pull off. In health and wellness, when we think “proof,” we think randomized controlled trial (RCT). The RCT…

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The Weight Loss and Wellbeing Study

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Starting this January, ProofPilot is happy to highlighting one study each month we feel deserves your attention as both a participant and a potential research designer. Take a look. Join the studies as a participant, learn about yourself, earn rewards and contribute to knowledge. Or, use it as inspiration to design and launch your own…

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ProofPilot’s Steps Towards Radical Transparency

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Radical transparency describes actions and approaches that open organizational processes and data. Startups like Buffer share top financial info and specific department-wide results every quarter. YouTube stars, Kara and Nate, publish quarterly results as the travel the world with their video cameras. I run a startup. ProofPilot is a platform to design, launch and manage…

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This Isn’t a Strategy to Lower Drug Costs Either

According to a 2015 CDC report, 1 in 10 Americans can’t afford their medications. Since then the problem has gotten worse. Brand-name oral prescription drugs rose more than 9 percent a year from 2008 and 2016. The annual cost of injectable drugs rose more than 15 percent over the same period. After the Bristol-Myers Calgen…

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Participant Study Schedules & Calendars

With the new “What’s Next” participants can see an upcoming study schedule. The release is designed to improve participant engagement, retention and reduce missed study tasks. It’s the New Year. Everyone is setting predictions about the year ahead. With ProofPilot’s first release of 2019, we’re going one better. ProofPilot automatically calculates “What’s Next” based on…

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Calculated Data Elements in ProofPilot

If you know anything about ProofPilot, you know we’re about more than data. ProofPilot study tasks might be rewards, informational givebacks, or even interventions. But, data collection remains an integral part of ProofPilot. Previously collected data trigger later tasks. That previously collected data could be participant self-report. It could be pooled from external data sources…

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